The pledge concerning the transformation of oneself and the society which was in unison taken by teachers and students of ‘Bale Ram Brij Bhushan Saraswati Shishu Mandir School’ in the workshop exclusively conducted by the experts from the program Bodh, The Drug Abuse Eradication initiative of Divya Jyoti Jagrati Sansthan, founded and mentored by His Holiness Ashutosh Maharaj ji. At Meerut within the geographical belt of Uttar Pradesh on the occasion of New Year based on the Anglo-Eastern Calendar serves all of us as an optimistic reminder of our forgotten past, enriched with spiritual, cultural and ethical values.
In the beginning of the workshop after the introductory session, a skit was performed by the volunteers of Bodh highlighting upon the reflective, analytical and comparative acknowledgement of the Anglican and the Indian structures of cultural values. It paved a way for the participants in understanding the import and essence of following one's own. The skit further portrayed the inerasable glory of our ethical and moral values fore-grounded upon spirituality oozing out of the oceanic fountain of Vedas, with reference to an autobiography of Swami Vivekanand Ji.
Right after the skit, Sadhvi Lokesha Bharti ji, disciple of His Holiness Ashutosh Maharaj Ji explained how the Anglican cultural setup has always been directing mankind towards worldliness and materialism deviating every being from one's aim of life. Drug abuse, alcoholism, discrimination and other severe problems are some of the consequences of the western trend of existence. On the other hand, the Indian cultural setup directs the entire human race towards spirituality based on the knowledge of the self which is termed as enlightenment. Spirituality entitles every man as the crown of creation making him dutiful towards his aim of existence. She also pronounced the example of Swami Vivekanand ji who lived and propagated the glory of Indian culture under the guidance of his mentor, Swami Ramakrishna Paramhans ji throughout his life after he was enlightened.
Through some participatory and demonstrative activities, Sadhvi Ambika Bharti ji and Sadhvi Lokesha Bharti ji, disciples of His Holiness Ashutosh Maharaj Ji further explained to the participants upon how an ability to distinguish between right and wrong comes from within, the more one's wisdom develops out of spirituality.
Approximately 1500 students along with 50 teachers and other staff members attended the workshop. Lastly but not the least, Mr. Rakesh Gupta, the principal of the school acknowledged and valued the initiative of the organisation by expressing vote of thanks.
The united pledge taken by the participants also symbolises the spirit of India.
To organize such workshops at schools, colleges, workplaces you can mail us at [email protected] or can contact our nearest branch by clicking on www.djjs.org/contacts.For more information visit at www.djjs.org/bodh.
Bodh- the drug abuse eradication program of DJJS, works for the elimination of drug abuse and eradication of drug demand through ‘Dhyan Therapy’, thereby transforming the drug afflicted society into an abuse free society; where people are mentally, emotionally and spiritually strong to safeguard themselves and the society against drug and substance abuse.
Divya Jyoti Jagrati Sansthan is a multi-faceted socio-spiritual organization, founded and headed by His Holiness Ashutosh Maharaj Ji to actualize the vision of ‘Global Peace, through Self- Awakening’.